Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO) and Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qorvo and Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qorvo $2.97 billion 3.05 $789.88 million ($0.34) -209.41
Kulicke and Soffa Industries $738.99 million 1.94 $125.75 million $1.20 16.81

Qorvo has higher revenue and earnings than Kulicke and Soffa Industries. Qorvo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kulicke and Soffa Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Qorvo and Kulicke and Soffa Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qorvo 1 12 11 0 2.42
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 0 1 1 0 2.50

Qorvo currently has a consensus target price of $73.95, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a consensus target price of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.69%. Given Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kulicke and Soffa Industries is more favorable than Qorvo.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.3% of Qorvo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Qorvo has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Qorvo and Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qorvo -1.40% 10.10% 7.54%
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 11.61% 11.88% 9.53%

Summary

Kulicke and Soffa Industries beats Qorvo on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qorvo

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

About Kulicke and Soffa Industries

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging and surface mount technology solutions. The Expendable Tools segment manufactures and sells expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. It offers capital equipment and expendable tools used to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, high and low powered discrete devices, light-emitting diodes and power modules. Its customers primarily consist of semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers and automotive electronics suppliers.

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